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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Bioengineering - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Students who accomplished a Master’s Degree and wants to have PhD degree, are required 55 ALES points or an equivalent degree in GRE or GMAT exams. Candidates also have a an acceptable English Proficiency Test not less than 55 points.
Qualification Awarded
Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Bioengineering is awarded to students who successfully complete all courses in the curriculum plan and defense their thesis proposal and thesis work in related area succesfully.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of Graduate School with the documents. 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Doctorate Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Doctorate Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The aim of the Bioengineering doctorate programme is to train engineers creating original research ideas and subsequently comprehending, designing and applying these innovative ideas in order to carry the frontiers of science on a more advanced level.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The students who complete PhD program of the Bioengineering Department are employed in private and public biotechnology companies as well as academic institutions.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The assessment for each lecture was identified in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Fazilet VARDAR SUKAN Ege University Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering. 35100, Bornova, İzmir Tel: 0232 3884955, 0232 388 4000-2582 Fax: 0232 3884955 ECTS/DS Coordinator Prof.Dr. Aynur GÜREL Ege University Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, 35100, Bornova, İzmir Tel: 0232 3884955, 0232 388 4000-2582 Fax: 0232 3884955
Facilities
Currently the Department has a total of 31 staff (11 professors, 2 associate professors, 4 assistant professors, 8 post-doctoral researchers, 1 lecturer, 3 research assistants, 1 biologist-doctor and 1 secretary). Bioengineering Deparment encompasses the following main fields: • Bioprocess Engineering; Bioprocess Design, Biocatalysis, Bioseparation. • Genetic Engineering: Cell and Tissue Engineering. • Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Diagnosis, Biomedical Therapy, Biomechanics, Biomaterials. • Molecular Engineering: Protein Engineering, Design of Active Compounds. • Biotechnology; Industrial Biotechnology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology. Laboratories: • Computer Laboratory • Plant Cell and Tissue Culture Laboratory • Animal Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory • Industrial Microbiology Laboratory • Bioprocess Laboratory • Bioenergy Laboratory • Natural Product Research Laboratory • Microalgal Technology Laboratory • Molecular Genetics Laboratory • Cancer Molecular Biology Laboratory • Plasma Based Technology Laboratory • Super Critical Fluid Technologies Laboratory • Microalgal Genetic Laboratory

Key Learning Outcomes
1Gaining more expertise in the fields of Bioengineering and Biotechnology
2Developing skills on a more advanced level in identifying, modeling and solving engineering problems in bioengineering
3Using up-to-date techniques and tools for advanced engineering applications
4Solving problems requiring expertise in the field of Bioengineering using scientific research methodologies
5Possessing skills in designing an experiment, evaluating and synthesizing the data and the results
6Pioneering the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings into national and international developments
7Prioritizing national requirements and close monitoring of developments
8Capable of making scientific innovations in the field of Bioengineering and Biotechnology, developing new techniques or applying existing techniques to new areas and publishing
9Presenting innovative and environmental-friendly solutions to the problems encountered in various sectors
10Research oriented, productive and entrepreneur spirit by gaining the ability to use cognitive processes such as innovative thinking, initiative taking and decision making
11Contemporary, innovative, participative, self-descriptive and conscious about quality related issues
12Multidisciplinary communication, team building and leadership.
13Possessing occupational and social ethics

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103106012014 Aplications in Bioengineering I Compulsory 4 0 0 10
2 BYM-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 20
3 9103106392018 Scientific Research and Publication Ethics in Bioengineering Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 36
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103106022014 Aplications in Bioengineering II Compulsory 4 0 0 10
2 BYM-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 14
3 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 5 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRYET790 Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 FENDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Defense Compulsory 0 0 0 16
Total 0 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 6
3 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 DRTEZ693 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 6 2 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 6
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 DRTEZ694 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 19
Total 1 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103106032014 Industrial Microorganisms and Products Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9103106052014 Advanced Treatment Techniques Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9103106072014 Chemicals From Microalgae Elective 2 0 0 8
4 9103106152014 Biological Energy Production Elective 4 0 0 10
5 9103106212014 Cell Culture Techniques in Plants Elective 2 0 0 8
6 9103106232014 Applications in plant Clonal Propagation Elective 2 0 0 8
7 9103106252005 Industrial Applications of Bioengineering Elective 3 0 0 9
8 9103106272014 Biosafety Elective 2 0 0 8
9 9103106292014 Genetics Elective 2 0 0 8
10 9103106312014 Gene Therapy Elective 2 0 0 8
11 9103106372014 Molecular Biology of Cancer Elective 2 0 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9103106042014 Transgenic Plants Elective 2 0 0 8
2 9103106082014 Symbiotic Relations in Plants Elective 2 0 0 8
3 9103106102011 Genetic Engineering and Microbial Engineering Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9103106142014 Cytotoxicity and Biocompatibility Tests Elective 2 2 0 10
5 9103106162014 Chemicals from Microalgae Elective 2 2 0 10
6 9103106242014 Biological System Kinetics and Mathematical Analysis Elective 2 2 0 10
7 9103106302011 Metabolic Engineering Elective 3 0 0 9
8 9103106322014 Energy Plants Elective 2 0 0 8
9 9103106362014 Environmental Biotechnology and Engineering Applications Elective 4 0 0 10
10 9103106382014 Development and production of immunotherapeutics Elective 3 0 0 9
11 9103106402014 Animal Cell Biotechnology and Production of Biopharmaceuticals Elective 2 0 0 9
 
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